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  • Hoping and Praying

    Thousands of prayers from Henry County High School, the community and social media have buoyed the spirits of the Carnal family as 17-year-old Lyndi continues recovering from emergency surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
    Support radiated out from Henry County after Lyndi’s friend Jasmine Blade encouraged classmates and others through social media to wear purple last Friday — the color that holds the most meaning for those who suffer from Crohn’s disease.

  • Tristan Ridge going up on King Street

    The Woda Group skipped holding a groundbreaking for Tristan Ridge to meet its goal of opening the $6.7 million, 44-unit apartment complex for seniors 55 and older by August, according to Vice President Tammy Stansbury.
    Following closely on the installation of a new sewer line needed to serve the two-story development off King Street in Eminence, crews began clearing the land last week.

  • Police looking into shots fired at Saloon, truck

    Eminence Police Department officers have been investigating a report of two shots aimed at the Saloon and the business owner’s vehicle since Nov. 19, according to Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    That day, Saloon owner Tommy Paul came to the EPD to report a shooting the night before, when he and a few others were closing the bar, Kemper said. A subject discharged a rifle into the front window there.
    They also discovered a bullet hole in the driver’s side door of Paul’s truck.

  • Lucas takes over at Henry EMS

    Being from a family with a long history of volunteering and working with fire and emergency medical services, the new director of Henry County EMS says she was born with the desire to help others.
    Paige Lucas’ father Ronnie had long talks with her after his 24-hour shifts for Shelby County EMS and drove her around in a fire truck when she was a child.
    Her uncle Gary, as the Eminence Fire Department chief, trained her as a firefighter and didn’t take it easy on her. Her uncle Steve now serves as the chief of the city fire department.

  • Christmas in New Castle 2016
  • Pride in Henry County Arts
  • A new use for Cook’s? Probably not very soon

    So far, in terms of the Henry County Courthouse renovation and expansion, community members have expressed the most excitement about the court functions temporarily moving to Eminence.
    As planning continues on the best way to provide more space for courts and the related offices since 2014, the idea the district and circuit courts taking over the former Cook’s pharmacy and hardware store in Eminence has generated the strongest reactions.

  • Christmas light show is for two good causes

    Sam Capasso of Pendleton is dreaming of a bright Christmas, to paraphrase the famous holiday tune. As bright as the 30,000-light display he creates in his front yard.
    As the creative mind behind Hickory Hollow Lights, a computerized Christmas show on a quiet subdivision street, Capasso tries to imagine how seasonal songs can translate into a cascade or a chase of twinkling lights.
    “I work on this all year,” he said. “This is my hobby.”

  • Campbellsburg’s mayor resigns in budget impasse

    With no solution to Campbellsburg’s deficit in sight, Mayor Rex Morgan announced he will step down in hopes the new council and mayor scheduled to take office in 2017 will find a way forward.
    Morgan favored raising more revenue through increasing the insurance premium tax 3 percent and by instituting an employment flat tax.
    City council agreed to raise the insurance tax by 2 percent, but balked at the employment tax idea — both when it arose in 2015 and again when it resurfaced in October.

  • Craft distillery to open in early 2017

    Henry County Board of Adjustments Findings on Six-Mile Creek Distillery’s conditional use
    Six-Mile Creek Distillery will:

    • have a maximum of 15 full-time and 15 part-time employees
    • operate its bed and breakfast 24 hours a day and seven days a week
    • operate its visitors center from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., six days a week
    • have a maximum production of 1,200 barrels annually
    • have a maximum of 5,000 barrels of spirits stored at the facility